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McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2009 Wine Review

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2009

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2009

South Eastern Australia, Australia

Community Score: 1.5/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2010-2013

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: McWilliams

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Product: 610683

Product: 33480

Product: 10967557

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More Vintages: 2004   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Vibrant juicy plum aromas wrapped in smoky oak. Supple and medium- to full-bodied. Absolutely delicious and a phenomenal price!

This was reviewed July 6, 2011 by

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Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Rich and vibrant, with blackberry and spicy white pepper flavours balanced with sweet nutmeg and mocha oak flavours. Lively, fruit driven flavours with a backbone of supple tannins providing the wine with a balanced, tight structure. The finish is persistent and flavoursome.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Riche et vibrant avec des saveurs de mures et de poivre blanc épicé qui sont équilibrées par des saveurs de muscade sucrée et de chene moka. Saveurs vives de fruits avec un fond de tannins souples donnant au vin uns structure équilibré et compl

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
Harvest Report: Most wine regions throughout South Eastern Australia experienced extreme heat during the harvest season, but many growers were able to pick the grapes and bring them into the winery before they were adversely affected by the extreme temperatures in early to mid March. Before the heat wave began, the growing season was fairly normal although came a bit earlier than in previous years. During January, just before harvest, rain helped to relieve a decade-long draught throughout Australia and assisted in lessening the severity of the March heat wave. Industry experts agree that the 2008 harvest yielded high quality wines with concentrated fruit flavors despite the record heat in March.

Taste Profile
Colour: Crimson red with purple hues.

Aromas: Dark black fruit aromas of plum combined with spice and vanillin oak.

Flavors: Dominated by plum and raspberry fruit flavors, layered with hints of vanilla and spice.

Cellaring potential: Enjoy at the time of release for its fresh fruit flavors.

Serving Temperature: Room Temperature (18°C)

Finished Wine
Grape Source: South Eastern Australia

Varietal Content: 96% Shiraz, 4% Petite Syrah

pH: 3.69

Residual Sugar: 0.41g/100ml

Titratable Acidity: 0.57g/100ml

Alcohol Level: 13.77%
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